my favorite lentil salad

My friend Olga makes a lentil salad that nobody can stop eating. Yes, lentils. A salad. I can feel your skepticism through this computer screen (it’s my single superpower) but please feel assured that I would never lie to you, about lent…

My friend Olga makes a lentil salad that nobody can stop eating. Yes, lentils. A salad. I can feel your skepticism through this computer screen (it’s my single superpower) but please feel assured that I would never lie to you, about lentils especially. Her recipe is one of the greatest Trader Joe’s “hacks” of all time: 1 package of their prepared lentils, 1 jar of their bruschetta topping, and then Olga always adds more chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado.

tomatoesavocadolentil salad ingredientsmake the salsa dressingperfectly cooked lentilsready to mix

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We Tested the Best Ways to Store Cut Avocados

Unless you’re making a giant batch of guacamole (can I come over?), there’s a good chance that you’ll be left with half an avocado that you need to store after making toast or salsa. Uncut avocados can quickly turn from a beautiful green color to brown…

Unless you’re making a giant batch of guacamole (can I come over?), there’s a good chance that you’ll be left with half an avocado that you need to store after making toast or salsa. Uncut avocados can quickly turn from a beautiful green color to brown in what seems like mere minutes. So what's the best way to store half an avocado to delay its inevitable browning?

How to Store Half An Avocado

Storing half an avocado is similar to storing guacamole, which is to say lemon or lime juice is your best friend. The acidity from the lemon juice will help to prevent mashed or cut avocados from turning brown quickly. The best way to store half an avocado is to squeeze a little bit of juice over the cut side of the avocado, cover it with plastic wrap tightly, and store it in the refrigerator.

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Sweet Potato Refried Bean Tostadas

When we need an easy meal that the entire family loves, we make tostadas! Our Easy Tostadas are our go to, but sometimes we mix it up and make Sweet Potato Refried Bean Tostadas. These are my personal favorite because all of the flavors are SO good! Th…

When we need an easy meal that the entire family loves, we make tostadas! Our Easy Tostadas are our go to, but sometimes we mix it up and make Sweet Potato Refried Bean Tostadas. These are my personal favorite because all of the flavors are SO good! This is a vegetarian meal that is so…

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Easy Spinach Salad

Whenever I want a GOOD salad but don’t have a lot of time, I turn to this Easy Spinach Salad recipe. It is a family favorite, I probably make it at least once a week. The salad starts with fresh spinach leaves and then gets lots of goodies: apple…

Whenever I want a GOOD salad but don’t have a lot of time, I turn to this Easy Spinach Salad recipe. It is a family favorite, I probably make it at least once a week. The salad starts with fresh spinach leaves and then gets lots of goodies: apple slices, candied pecans, avocado, red onion,…

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Easy Taco Pizza

If you are looking to shake up your regular taco night or pizza night, make Taco Pizza! You get the best of both worlds in one EASY recipe! Top flatbread with refried beans, salsa, taco meat, and lots of cheese! Add on your favorite taco toppings and e…

If you are looking to shake up your regular taco night or pizza night, make Taco Pizza! You get the best of both worlds in one EASY recipe! Top flatbread with refried beans, salsa, taco meat, and lots of cheese! Add on your favorite taco toppings and eat it up! This is a great recipe…

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Enchilada-Stuffed Butternut Squash

If you love enchiladas and roasted winter squash, this recipe is a must-try! We loved the filling of our enchilada bake so much we couldn’t help but add it to a roasted butternut squash, and the results were phenomenal!
This smoky, saucy, hearty stuff…

Enchilada-Stuffed Butternut Squash

If you love enchiladas and roasted winter squash, this recipe is a must-try! We loved the filling of our enchilada bake so much we couldn’t help but add it to a roasted butternut squash, and the results were phenomenal!

This smoky, saucy, hearty stuffed squash is a perfect plant-based, gluten-free, nut-free entrée for fall and winter. Enjoy it on its own or top with guacamole and hot sauce and serve alongside grains or a green salad.

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Vegan Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

After creating our flavor-packed Easy Vegan Chorizo (and Chorizo Links), we knew we had to create something that made them the star of the show! Say hello to your new favorite breakfast: Chorizo Breakfast Tacos! Tender roasted potatoes, flavorful plant…

Vegan Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

After creating our flavor-packed Easy Vegan Chorizo (and Chorizo Links), we knew we had to create something that made them the star of the show! Say hello to your new favorite breakfast: Chorizo Breakfast Tacos! Tender roasted potatoes, flavorful plant-based chorizo, sweet and spicy salsa, and creamy avocado combine for an explosion of flavors and textures wrapped in warm corn tortillas. 

Fuel your day with these filling, versatile, protein-packed tacos.

Vegan Chorizo Breakfast Tacos from Minimalist Baker →

A Lunch for When There’s No Time for Lunch

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. For the next few weeks, we’re sharing sneak peeks from the Big Little Recipes cookbook, all revving up to its release (blasts airhorn, throws confetti in the air).


What do you make when you don’t have time to make lunch?

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Chorizo Corn Pizza

We love making homemade pizza and during the summer months, this Chorizo Corn Pizza is a favorite. I know it might sound strange at first, but everyone who tries it falls in love after one bite. The flavors are fantastic! This pizza is the best during …

We love making homemade pizza and during the summer months, this Chorizo Corn Pizza is a favorite. I know it might sound strange at first, but everyone who tries it falls in love after one bite. The flavors are fantastic! This pizza is the best during sweet corn season, you can’t beat fresh sweet corn,…

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